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#2562054 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 03:02 PM

I hope those stupid bastards do claim him.  It would be great if they let Shawn Thornton walk and then acquired another meathead in his place. 

I'm not a Thornton fan by any means, but Shawn is a much better hockey player than Brian IMO

#2562048 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:55 PM

If this was my first day ever on LGW and saw that THIS was big news, I'd probably never come back.

Love you all

#2562044 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:48 PM

I was basically trying to identify options that people hadn't talked about already, and who were in the realm of possibility.  I agree that neither Barrie or Wisniewski are likely to be moved, and only included them because their teams are absolutely horrible.  That usually makes teams willing to listen a little more than they might otherwise prefer to, but agree that it would take a lot to pry them out. 
As far as Franson, I didn't put him on the list because A) We're all aware that he's availabe, and B) We're in the same division, and C) Toronto might just make the playoffs (and therefore keep him).  But yes, I'd have interest in Franson (as would everyone else in the league). 
I generally agree with your assessments across the board.  Except that I'd say this:  Wisniewski's "comments"  have been overblown on LGW since he made them.  His exact quote was something like "in my experience...um...uh...they (Detroit) don't usually pay market value...um...so I was looking elsewhere", or something to that effect.  Afterward those moderately critical (and totally true) comments morphed thereafter into "I don't want to play for that cheapskate Ken Holland".  I have no doubt that Wisniewski, or Kesler, or Rafalski, or Gordie Howe would accept a trade here  if his contract was guaranteed already and our team was better than the one they were on.  Such is the case with Wisniewski. 

Not to mention THE WIZ "WHITE LIGHTNING" WISNIEWSKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiii grew up a Red Wings fan.

#2562038 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

I hope not one team claims him

#2562036 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:39 PM

Regardless of what fans think of him, the reality is that Pulkinnen is a second tier prospect who is most likely still viewed as a guy who is far from a sure fire NHL player and who needs to prove that he can do more than shoot the puck at the NHL level.  I know the feeling around here is that he's going to be some kind of second coming of Brett Hull and score 50 goals a year, but he's far more likely to top out as a 20-25 goal PP specialist playing on the 3rd line.

He's arguably the best player - other than a few KHL stars - outside of the NHL right now. You don't have to be one of the best snipers of all time to be untouchable in this league. Any comparison to hull, other than being in general a sniper, is completely off base

#2562029 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:24 PM

Waived by the Flames??? He must be good!

#2561949 Franzen on IR

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 12:12 AM

Well that's too bad. A good asset to our lineup going down. I like Teemu so far, hopefully he can fill Franzen's shoes. Get well soon Johan.

#2561559 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by number9 on 07 January 2015 - 10:46 PM

Bad mistake by Ouellet. That's why we take our time with prospects. Minimize that stuff.

#2560872 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by number9 on 06 January 2015 - 11:09 AM


I hope they hire torts. Miss that guy


#2560743 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Canucks 4

Posted by number9 on 05 January 2015 - 06:59 PM

I think Bab's is pulling the sports psychology long-con. No matter what Weiss does, it's not good enough. Oh you scored 2 goals? Call me when you score 3, 4, 5 etc.


Then one day, just when Weiss can't grit his teeth and fight for it at 110% on the 4th line any longer, Zetterberg and Datsyuk both go down with injuries.


It's time.


First shift on the 1st line Weiss goes coast to coast, performs a triple sow cow, and then rockets the mother of all slappers into the goalies logo pushing the goalie and the puck into the back of the net.


Babs lights a cigar behind the bench.


At least that's how the colorful story book in my head plays out.

#2560595 Pens aquire David Perron from Oilers

Posted by number9 on 04 January 2015 - 12:52 PM

Stuart, Bertuzzi, Lang, Schneider, Chelios, Clark...


Maybe more. 


Of the 6 you listed only two are post-cap era trade additions. People act like we used to wheel and deal our prospects for players in their prime, but we haven't done that post cap.

#2560584 Time for Teemu?

Posted by number9 on 04 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

I saw a fantasy team once named "Teemu's Salami"

#2560438 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Canucks 4

Posted by number9 on 03 January 2015 - 11:39 PM

They shouldn't be, imho.


Blows my mind

#2560355 Pens aquire David Perron from Oilers

Posted by number9 on 03 January 2015 - 06:57 PM

Nobody ever wanted him 5 minutes before he was traded. Do we really want to be like the pens. Throwing away all our picks and prospects at the deadline every year for rentals and mortgaging the future

The years of unloading picks will catch up to them one day. They're gonna go to the cupboard for a call up and there won't be anything there.

#2560311 Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

Posted by number9 on 03 January 2015 - 01:55 PM



Agreed.  I'm guessing it has a lot to do with our blueline.  If you look at who gets the fewest offensive zone starts on the team, it's Miller, Andersson and Glendening by a country mile.  Even trustworthy guys like Zetterberg and Datsyuk start in the offensive zone 60% of the time.  Kindl and Lashoff, unsurprisingly start in the offensive zone 70% of the time. 




I think that line is vastly under-appreciated. It's the only line that has been intact all season and consistently worked.